I’m not entirely sure it would be beneficial, because I’m sure there’d be the odd person that would edit their comment to make the replies nonsensical or seem as though they’re stating incorrect facts. I’ve found that if there’s something that’s desperately needed editing, I can reply to my own comment with the amendments.
If we are talking about the evident problem of making mistakes in spelling, would it be feasible to put a spell check function into the commenting system @keithcollantine?
And it would be lovely if the @ mentions could be checked against existing user accounts, but I guess that is something that would bog down the site quite a bit.
I know that moment full of shame, when seeing how you leave a stupid spelling mistake in a comment and not being able to do much about it. But I am not that much of a fan of comment editing in wide discussion.
Sorry to revive an old thread, but is the edit feature meant to be working now? I have tried editing my posts on three different browsers – Chrome, Firefox, IE – and all I get is a blank space beneath “Edit: [thread title] (n posts)” on the page I am sent to by clicking the “edit” button.